I honestly don't remember the first time I read Persuasion, but it was definitely after I had already read several other novels by Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice, as you can imagine, was the first novel of hers I read, followed by Emma and others. I knew from the opening pages of Persuasion, however, that it would be my… Continue reading Review: Persuasion by Jane Austen
Happy Friday! Another month means another Guest Post here on Book Fifty. If you didn't read Laura's post last month about The Bridge of San Luis Rey, be sure to check it out. This Friday I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to my friend Elizabeth Hance. Elizabeth and I met in an English class at Auburn, and… Continue reading Words with Friends: Elizabeth Hance
There isn't much that can be done to improve Jane Austen's best known novel; it is perfectly charming and funny on its own. That being said, this audiobook version, performed by Rosamind Pike, somehow manages to make Pride and Prejudice come to life in a remarkable way. Sometimes audiobooks are questionable because they involve the… Continue reading Pride and Prejudice
Everyone knows that Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy end up together, and everyone knows how Rhett leaves things with Scarlett, but I thought I'd take a minute or two to share with you my top five unexpected love stories--books you might not recognize, or books you might not have gone into the bookstore to buy.